Corrected entry: Once the baby alien has been sucked out of the window they appear to be flying through a pretty shot of sunlit clouds. This would mean that they had reached the upper level of the troposphere at least (approximately 15 miles depending upon whereabouts on the planet they were and what the current barometric conditions were). Therefore there are two things wrong (1) Firstly the depressurisation that sucked the alien baby out would continue just as if a whole had been made in a jetliner. Ripley and Call would therefore still have to hold on. (2) Secondly the temperature at the top of the troposphere is about -60 degrees Fahrenheit. All moisture would freeze instantly, whereas they stand there having a chit chat as if they were on the deck of cruise liner. (01:40:25)
Corrected entry: In the cargo hold of the Betty, when we first see the guy in the wheelchair, the camera starts from his legs which are strapped down and pans along to his body. If you watch carefully you see his right leg move although he is supposed to be paralyzed from the waist down.
Corrected entry: After the newborn is sucked out the Betty enters the atmosphere of the earth. You see the hull gets hot and red. Somehow Ripley and Call manage to survive the ride through the atmosphere - in a room with a broken window. Remember the reason of the "Columbia disaster" ... (01:40:00)
Corrected entry: At the end of the film Ripley uses her acidic blood to burn a hole in the ships glass window the problem is, as any High School Chemistry student will know, acid doesn't react with glass.
Corrected entry: After Ripley kills the first alien, Wren tells them that there are twelve more. Now, compare how may aliens there are. Altogether there are thirteen aliens. Take away the queen and all the other aliens that were killed (with the exception of the Newborn) and you have 8. But when Ripley is taken through the floor, I saw eight. You can see the head very briefly as it zooms in. Shouldn't there only be seven drones?
Corrected entry: When the guy in the wheel chair shoots the alien above him, it drips blood on him and yet this blood which earlier in the film was capable of buring through the floor barely marks him.
Corrected entry: When the Betty crew and Ripley are swimming through the cafeteria and open up that hole which leads to a room with a lot of eggs. You can see a face hugger jumps on Ripley and she goes under the water and yanks the thing off. If you watch closely, you can see the tail that the face hugger uses to choke you with rips off - wouldn't acid blood come out of it? Someone said that in Aliens, Bishop does an Autopsy on one of the facehuggers and determines that the blood oxidises on reaction with oxygen in the air to produce the "acid" - as the above instance happens this reaction won't take place. However, this is wrong - the point of what he says is that oxidising neutralises the acid, it doesn't create it.
Corrected entry: When Ripley and the others find the one miner alive, wouldn't his glasses have been broken by or at least damaged by the force of the facehugger attaching itself to him?
Corrected entry: Early in the film, the pirate captain comments that he knows this is a dodgy operation, because it is in "unregulated space", which implies an out of the way star system. Then at the end of the film we find they are only three hours from Earth, with no suggestion of any hyperdrive etc.
Corrected entry: At the end Ripley has to cut her hand in order to burn through the glass, and the alien gets sucked out. But Ripley manages to hold onto the cargo nets with both hands OK without them burning through. She also holds onto Call without burning her either...